At 3/30/10 06:27 PM, Ragnarokia wrote:
At 3/30/10 06:24 PM, liljim wrote:
He's always been on top of NG operations.So those times Newground shut down were due to Sherbert jumping infront of the monitor forcing the admin to stroke him unable to get the dark will to throw him off?
The website is run from a data centre in downtown Philly. All of the servers (of which there around 35 or so) are rack mounted. There is no monitor.
Tom used to have all the units delivered to his house before he got the office, one of those units (which has been long-since replaced), Sherbert is sitting on in the picture.
Nowadays, all the units go to the office, where Tim configures them as much as he needs to, and he then totes them down to the data centre and installs them.
Any additional configuration he can usually do remotely, unless it's a case of swapping out hardware or whatever, where he has to be there in person.
When Tom used to get the hardware sent to the house, both of the cats would nosey in on stuff, which is what you see Sherbert doing in the picture.
Of course, not a lot of that goes on any more, since all equipment gets delivered to the office, and Sherbert hasn't interfered with things for a long while - he likes to take himself off to quiet corners of the house most of the time.
Charlie is the mischevious one, and in fact, Tom sent me an IM when they had heavy snow in Philly and he couldn't make it to the office (so was working at home), saying something along the lines of, "I've just been reminded of one of the reasons I wanted the office so badly - Charlie." If you are using a laptop or computer, that cat will do anything it can to come sit on your lap, on your hands/keyboard, or when monitors were bigger, slumped over the top of the monitor. :)